New England Patriots

  • Matt Dolloff and Alex Barth look ahead to the Patriots’ Week 2 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Topics include the Patriots’ offense getting back on track, how the defense will defend Najee Harris, and the coaching matchup.

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  • (0:00) What’s changed since the Patriots last played the Steelers

    (3:27) Are the Steelers’ linebackers still what they were?

    (6:55) Challenges the Steelers’ defense presents in the running game

    (9:06) Stay away from Mikah Fitzpatrick

    (16:30) “Kendrick Bourne needs to play this week”

    (19:35) An ‘under-the-radar’ matchup that could loom large

    (22:10) Can the defense create plays?

    (25:40) Christian Barmore in the spotlight

    (26:54) Projecting the Patriots’ coverage matchups

  • Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at

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